Art Papers Live lecture series presents contemporary French Artist, Zineb Sedira

Where: Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Auditorium, 1st floor (350 Spelman Lane SW, Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center, Atlanta)
When: Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Together in partnership with Art Papers, Atlanta’s premiere source of contemporary art and culture and Atlanta Celebrates Photography, France-Atlanta 2011 presented a public lecture with internationally acclaimed French artist, Zineb Sedira .

As part of the always cutting edge lecture series, Art Papers Live!, and co-sponsored by Spelman Museum of Art and Atlanta Celebrates Photography, French-born artist, Zineb Sedira gave a lecture entitled, "Memory Keepers" at Spelman College on November 2.

Zineb Sedira was born in France in 1963 to Algerian parents and went on to study art in London, where she eventually relocated to permanently and gave birth to a daughter. Her experiences with intersections of different places and cultures have given this artist a particularly unique and pointed perspective on language, communication, cultural identity, immigration and movement, and the globalization of today’s world. Her works seek to ask complicated questions about the collision of differing perspectives—those of East and West, North and South, old and new, past and present.

Expressing herself through photo, video, writing and even computer technology—Zineb Sedira’s use of diverse media in her art reflects her own diverse heritage and unique perspective.

While her early work focused primarily on more personal, documentary-type themes and her personal history, she has since expanded to treat broader themes, noting in her personal statement, “While the issues on mobility remain central to my practice, I have expanded the work from the specificity of Algeria and France to include other countries because I recognize the international relevance of these themes… All these works are poetic and subtle and create a distance between personal, political and historical. However, the work remains relevant to the ongoing local, national and international debates on globalization.”